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Management Team Biographies


William Hochman

William Hochman brings nearly 30 years of leadership experience to his position as CEO of The Joel Paul Group. His expertise is in general-management, marketing, and consultative sales Ė and he brings to JPG client engagements a unique combination of management know-how gained from serving in senior capacities with leading international brands and prominent nonprofit groups. Willie has extensive industry experience in the financial services sector. For more than 25 years, he served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Standard & Poorís. He has also held senior business development positions with Dun and Bradstreet. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Willie has been actively involved in communal development and philanthropy.  He has served on the Board of Directors at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ, and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The SINAI Schools in Teaneck, NJ. He and his wife, Gail, have three children and nine grandchildren.


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Joel H. Paul

Joel H. Paul, president of JPG, is one of the nationís leading authorities on executive search for nonprofit organizations. He is also an authority on communal life and philanthropy and has held multiple high-profile positions with nonprofit groups focused on advancing Jewish life. Joel has served as an advisor to national and international nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. Prior to founding Joel H. Paul & Associates in 1986, he served as the Executive Director of the Hillel Foundations of Greater Philadelphia. Joel has served on many Boards, utilizing his lay and professional experience to help nonprofit organizations formulate both policy and strategic direction. He has also spoken frequently before professional industry groups on such topics as hiring strategies and organizational policy planning. Joel has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, Europe and Israel and has led philanthropic missions to these countries. A Boston native, Joel received his Bachelorís degree from Boston University. He has also completed graduate studies at Yeshiva University, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Joel and his wife Rhoda reside in New Jersey. He has three children and twelve grandchildren.


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Judy Magen

Judy Magen, who joined JPG in 1997, serves as the firmís Executive Vice President. She oversees daily operations and is responsible for developing and implementing firm-wide marketing initiatives. Judy also represents JPG at industry conferences and fundraising events, and meets regularly with clients and candidates. Judy's background includes management positions with Strategic Paradigms, Inc. and Creative Educational Resources. Her primary responsibilities included marketing, sales promotion, operations, administration and the implementation of programs that not only raised student achievement, but also changed their views on the importance of learning. Her nearly 15 years of experience in educational program development also includes positions as Vice President of School Relations and National Director of School Services. She received her Bachelorís degree from C.W. Post College and a Masterís from Queens College.


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